NORFOLK, Va. - A community is saying goodbye to a teenager lost to gunfire while walking with some friends.
It was a strong showing Monday night of family and friends coming out to pay tribute to 16-year-old Taveon Elliott.
He and two other teens were hit by gunfire last week off Campostella Road last week. While the other teens are expected to recover, sadly, Elliott didn't make it.
The vigil was held in Oakleaf Forest, the community where the teen grew up.
Elliott is being remembered for his big smile and always thinking of others. His mother spoke at the vigil.
"I want y’all to celebrate my baby, because this is what he would've wanted,” she said.
His mom told News 3 anchor Kurt Williams that right now, she's most concerned about his two younger siblings, who are understandably struggling with the teen's death.
She also says she's having challenges with funeral expenses. If you'd like to contribute, click here to donate to the GoFundMe.
Meanwhile, police are asking if you know anything about this shooting to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).